Let me hear a rhyme / Tiffany D. Jackson with lyrics by Malik "Malik-16" Sharif. - First edition. - 380 pages ; 21 cm
When a young black teen is murdered, his two best friends decide to keep his memory alive by promoting his music -- rhymes that could turn any hangout into a party -- with the help of his younger sister, Jasmine, who is out for justice. As the buzz builds, it forces Quadir, Jarrell, and Jasmine, to each confront the death in their own ways. Brooklyn, 1998. When their best friend Steph is killed, Quadir and Jarrell don't want his tracks to lie forgotten. They know his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration. With the help of Steph's younger sister, Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: The Architect. When his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and, the trio must race to prove Steph's talent from beyond the grave. In doing so, they are forced to confront the truth about what happened to Steph. Only each has something to hide... and a lot to lose. -- adapted from jacket
Rap musicians--New York (State)--New York--Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
PZ7.1.J353 / Le 2019